The Allegheny Front for the week of

Dec. 26, 2014-Jan. 1, 2015

Inserting Tree Limbs, and other Christmas Tree Memories

The hunt for the perfect Christmas trees propels some people to great lengths. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette environment writer Don Hopey shares how his family's tree traditions have evolved.

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New Year's Eve in Mongolia

For most of us, celebrating New Year’s Eve means champagne, noisemakers, party dresses, and Times Square on television. But one New Year’s Eve, Lauren Knapp found herself in Mongolia, ringing in the New Year by appreciating the simplicity of a night on Earth.

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Commentary: Sharp Ideas for a Green Christmas

Allegheny Front intern Patrick Wagner believes it takes some sharp thinking to make Christmas green.  

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How Green is Your Christmas Tree? An Answer to the Real vs. Plastic Debate

Is it more environmentally friendly to have an artificial tree or to cut a real one down? The debate is rehashed year after year in the media, in the industry, and in who knows how many living rooms. This year we looked for some answers.

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